American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Disparaging; belittling: a derogatory comment.
- adj. Tending to detract or diminish.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Detracting or tending to lessen by taking something away; that lessens extent, effect, estimation, etc.: with to, sometimes from.
- Synonyms Depreciative, discreditable, disgraceful.
- n. A derogatory act or statement; a disparagement.
- adj. Tending to derogate, or lessen in value of someone; expressing derogation; detracting; injurious.
- adj. law When referring to a clause in a testament: a sentence of secret character inserted by the testator alone, of which he reserves the knowledge to himself, with a condition that no will he may make thereafter shall be valid, unless this clause is inserted word for word; – a precaution to guard against later wills extorted by violence, or obtained by suggestion.
- n. A trade-line on a credit report that includes negative credit history.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Tending to derogate, or lessen in value; expressing a low opinion; expressing derogation; detracting; injurious; -- with from, to, or unto.
- adj. expressive of low opinion
- From Late Latin dērogātōrius, from Latin dērogāre; corresponding to derogate + -ory. (Wiktionary)
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